Disasters and Hazards

Teaching Module: Climate Change and Water
A teaching module to introduce the impact of climate change on water systems and the resulting effects on human society. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Teaching “Climate Change and Food…Lesson Plan: Teaching Human
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change, the Cryosphere, and Rising Sea Levels
A classroom/laboratory activity that introduces the relationship between climate and the cryosphere, explains how sea-level rise can be predicted (based on average global temperature change), and triggers a discussion on the potential impacts of sea-level
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Determining Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the rate of sea-level rise and the response of shorelines to sea-level change. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Trigonometry and Sea Level RiseLesson Plan: Teaching Biodiversity through…Lesson
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Visualization: The Effects of Sea-level Rise on the Coast of California
An interactive visualization to observe and understand the possible effects of sea-level rise and different storm scenarios on the coast of California. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Poverty and Climate: An Inextricable LinkLesson
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Visualization: If Global Temperature Rises by 4 °C
An interactive visualization to observe the effects of a global temperature increase of 4 °C on human health, agriculture, forests, oceans and marine ecosystems, permafrost, water availability, and extreme climate events. You may also be
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Visualization: Melting Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise
An interactive visualization to explore the effects of melting ice sheets and the resulting sea level rise on coastal areas.  You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Atomic Number, Mass Number, Isotopes…Lesson Plan: Teaching Glaciology,
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Reading: Changes in Intensity and Frequency of Hurricanes
A reading to learn about recent changes in hurricane activity, specifically in the Atlantic.  You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Abiotic Stress on Plants due to Climate ChangeLesson Plan: Aerosols and ClimateLesson Plan: Major
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Reading: Hurricanes and Climate Change
A reading to learn about what affect hurricane activity and the measures that can help in building resilience to the impacts of hurricanes.  You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Major River Systems: Climate Change
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Laboratory Activity: Urban Heat Island
A laboratory activity to learn about the urban heat island effect and heat waves. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: William Blake’s ‘Chimney Sweeper’…Lesson Plan: Teaching about Microbial Life and…Lesson Plan: Stress and Coping
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Statistical Methods to Determine Trends in Hurricane Intensity
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about linear slope, trends, confidence intervals, and Student’s t-distribution by calculating trends and uncertainties using hurricane data records over 40 years. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Teaching “Climate
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Video: Rising Sea Surface Temperature and Hurricane Intensity
A video to learn about hurricanes as heat engines, and the possible effects of increasing sea surface temperature on the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Teaching Human Health
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